PATTERNS, Californian Architects, Architecture Studio, Building, Designs
PATTERNS Los Angeles : Architecture
Contemporary Architects Practice, Los Angeles, USA
PATTERNS Architects – Key Projects
FYF Residence, Rosario, Argentina
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The FYF Residence is a 2,000 sqft single-family house located in the outskirts of Rosario, Argentina. The house is conceived as a monolithic solid.
Prism Gallery, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California
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Sunset Boutique, Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood
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Los Angeles boutique
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PATTERNS Architects – Practice Information
P A T T E R N S / Founded 1999 (LA Patterns Inc.)
MARCELO SPINA and GEORGINA HULJICH / Principals
COURTENAY BAUER/ Project Architect
JEEYEA KIM, RICK MICHOD and BENJAMIN RICE/ Project Designers
PATTERNS Architects : Los Angeles Architecture Studio
Established in 1999 and headed by principals Marcelo Spina and Georgina Huljich, PATTERNS is an award-winning, design research architectural practice based in Los Angeles. PATTERNS work has gained worldwide recognition for its inventive approach to design and architecture that fuses advanced computation with an extended understanding of form, building systems, tectonics and materials.
Since its inception, PATTERNS has produced more than 50 projects that range in scale, scope, context, client type and materiality. Ranging from international, national and invited competition, to commissioned projects for private clients, installations, exhibitions and sculptures in the context of museums and art galleries; all these projects share a unique design vision. Among the most significant works produced by the firm are Jujuy 2056 Apartment Building in Argentina, Soho Lounge Restaurant in Rosario, Land.Tiles Installation in Los Angeles and Snake-Rice sculpture in Korea. The un-built Busan Tower for Korea contains many of the theoretical aspirations of the firm associated to movement, material vitality and dynamism.
Current projects by PATTERNS include FyF Residence in Rosario and Sunset 8746 Boutique, both to be completed in 2007. Also under development is a mixed use Housing Complex and a Café and Student Lounge for the Southern California Institute of Architecture both in Los Angeles, US; a Vertical Apartment Building in Rosario, Argentina and an office building in Chengdu, China.
The PATTERNS office has received numerous prizes and awards including the third prize in the prestigious Young Architect of the year Award in 2003 and first prizes in the competitions for the New SCI_Arc Cafe [Downtown, Los Angeles] and The Vertical Garden at the Schindler House, in West Hollywood.
PATTERNS work has been shown and exhibited worldwide. Exhibitions include “Glamour: Creating Affluence”, at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, “Metamorph” The Architecture Biennale in Venice Italy, the Beijing Biennale in China, “Urban Life” at The Architectural League of New York, “Beyond Media” in Florence Italy, “13 Advices to Architects” Fundacion Proa in Buenos Aires, among many others. PATTERNS’ work is part of the Permanent Architecture Collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Sculpture Collection at Gyeonggi Cultural Foundation in Korea; and its first solo show “UniBodies” opened recently at Artists Space in New York.
PATTERNS : the Principals
Both born in Rosario, Argentina, Marcelo Spina and Georgina Huljich have lectured extensively in the US, South America and Europe and their work has been published internationally in books, exhibition catalogues, magazines and newspapers such as Next Generation Architecture, New Architecture, Architectural Record, Praxis, A+U, Casabella, ICON, Index Architecture, L’Arca, Los Angeles Times, and the recently released SCI_Arc Book “Sessions”. In 2004, Architectural Record selected the work of the firm among 11 emerging practices worldwide to integrate their “Design Vanguard”.
Marcelo Spina holds a Professional Degree from the National University of Rosario and a Master in Architecture from Columbia University in New York where he was the recipient of several honors including the William Kinne Fellowship and the Honor Award for Excellence in Design. Marcelo Spina is a Design Faculty and Hard Tech Director at The Southern California Institute of Architecture since 2001. He has been a Visiting Professor at the Graduate School of Design of Harvard University, a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Tulane University, the Friedman Visiting Professor at the University of California Berkeley and a Visiting Professor at the Technical University of Innsbruck, Austria. He has previously held positions at the National University of Rosario and The Di Tella University in Buenos Aires in Argentina.
Georgina Huljich also holds a Professional Degree from the National University of Rosario and a Master in Architecture from UCLA where she graduated with Distinction and was the recipient of several design awards. She has previously worked at the Guggenheim Museum and the architectural firm Dean/Wolf Architects in New York, as a project designer at Morphosis in Los Angeles, and as the co principal of fl-oz she was awarded one of the Six Winning Entries for the 21st. Century Park Competition organized by the Graham Foundation in Chicago and designed the exhibition ‘Pass Through’ at the School of Cinema and Television at USC. She is currently a Design Faculty at the Department of Architecture at UCLA, having previously taught at UC Berkeley as a Maybeck Fellow and the University of Southern California.
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